(a)   A driver of a motor vehicle which is involved in an accident which results in injury to or the death of a person shall, within twenty-four hours after such accident, forward a written report to the proper State authorities as designated in the State Vehicle Code. A driver of a vehicle which is involved in a traffic accident shall comply with all other provisions of the State Vehicle Code relating to accidents.
   (b)   A driver of a vehicle involved in an accident in the City, which results in injury to or the death of a person or total property damage to an extent of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more, shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of such accident to the Chief of Police of the City. The driver shall also, within twenty-four hours, make a written report of such accident to the Chief of Police. This report may be a copy of the report required by the State Vehicle Code and such supplementary reports as the Chief of Police deems necessary. All such reports shall be for the confidential use of the Chief of Police, except that the Chief may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his or her presence at such accident. No such report shall be used as evidence in a trial, whether civil or criminal, which arises out of an accident, except that the Chief shall furnish, upon demand of a person who has made or claims to have made such a report or upon the demand of a court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to such Chief solely to prove a compliance or noncompliance with the requirement that such report be made to the Chief.